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Greenhead near Haltwhistle, Northumberland (Ref. 933922)

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The property

Stoneybeck is a charming, spacious cottage nestled in the little Hamlet of Longbyre a mile from the village of Greenhead near Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

Sleeping up to eight guests and one well-behaved pet, with open-plan living areas retaining original cottage features, this is an ideal group or family retreat in a historic region of England.

Enjoy a fuss-free arrival with convenient off-road parking for two cars to unload your bags and step inside your fabulous home-from-home.

The social heart of the house is a spacious kitchen/diner with rustic tiled floor, pretty green tiling and a fabulous range cooker resting in an alcove; this is a wonderful space to cook up a storm for your loved ones, with a handy dining area for a few guests to plan the day's adventures over breakfast.

Guests can throw muddy walking gear straight into the utility's washing machine, before jumping into a hot bath or a refreshing shower in the neighbouring bathroom!

Gather in the open-plan living/dining room for a truly rustic retreat; wooden beams, a stone fireplace with a woodburning stove, and a gorgeous rug over tiled floors, with underfloor heating, makes for a lovely space to catch up with your loved ones, curl up with a good book on the leather sofas, or host a film night on the TV.

Take a few steps up to the dining area with a large table for all eight guests to enjoy a meal together and toast to your fabulous holiday retreat.

Four bedrooms await after a day of sightseeing, including a super-king-size zip/link, two doubles and an adult bunk, all with quaint décor and storage space to make yourself right at home.

Avoiding any morning queues, a second bathroom is also available with a bath and shower over to get ready for the day.

Explore your local surroundings from the brilliant base of Greenhead, with the historic sites of Northumberland and Cumbria nearby, as well as plenty of self-catering amenities; dine at Greenhead Hotel for home-cooked dinners to take a break from cooking, whilst Haltwhistle is a nearby town for a range of shops, dining options and a fantastic leisure centre to swim a few laps in the heated, outdoor pool.

Stop for breakfast in Gilsland at the popular House of Meg café, before wandering along Hadrian's Wall to find a host of attractions; marvel at the ruins of Thirlwall Castle or enjoy scenic vistas and picnic spots at Walltown Quarry Country Park and Cawfield Quarry.

Hexham is a picturesque market town lying east of Stoneybeck, home to the 12th-centuyr Hexham Abbey, two golf clubs and The Sele, a beautiful park for relaxing strolls.

Carlisle sits in the west with an abundance of trendy restaurants and bars to finish off the day in style, after hitting the best historic spots the city has to offer, including the imposing castle with Roman relics, Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery and Carlisle Cathedral.

Adventurous guests will benefit from this excellent location, sitting right in the middle of Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; trek through tranquil and scenic countryside, ancient forests and rolling hills, all scattered with welcoming villages to fuel your day.

Book your rural escape at Stoneybeck for a holiday to remember.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x double, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basing and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating throughout
  • Gas range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Secure bike storage on request
  • Note: There are steps up to the dining area in the open-plan living/dining room, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Hexham 17 miles.

Known as the 'Centre of Britain', this small market town is a great place from which to explore both Northumberland and Cumbria. Haltwhistle boasts a good range of shops and pubs - one of which, The Black Bull, is a real ale pub serving good food! There is an excellent leisure centre with heated open air swimming pool and cycle hire in the town, with pony trekking nearby. One of the best preserved stretches of Hadrian's Wall is only a mile to the north with various museums, forts and milecastles to be seen. There is even an ongoing 'dig' at the nearby site of Vindolanda. This truly is magnificent walking, riding and cycling country, with the Pennine Way and various bridleways and cycle routes passing rivers, forests, castles and of course, Hadrian's Wall. Visitors will enjoy this location in all weather and all seasons – a regular train and bus service from the town to Newcastle, The Metro Centre and Carlisle, means that you can leave the car behind and enjoy!

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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